Learn about the people behind NYC Audubon's conservation, engagement, and advocacy work.
The American Kestrel, NYC Audubon's mascot bird. Photo: Dan Dietrich/Audubon Photography Awards
NYC Audubon's board of directors and advisory council are made up of diverse and dynamic individuals who volunteer their time, offering guidance and expertise in a wide range of issues that steer the organization's work and amplify our mission.
Public Programs Manager Roslyn Rivas holds a Merlin at the Raptorama! Festival in Marine Park, Brooklyn. Photo: NYC Audubon
NYC Audubon has a staff of talented professionals who diligently work to run its scientific research projects, public education programs, advocacy and outreach efforts, community science projects, and office administration.
A Project Safe Flight volunteer holds an injured Chestnut-sided Warbler. Photo: Sophie Butcher
In 1979, NYC Audubon was founded by a group of passionate bird- and nature-lovers who volunteered their time to protect bird habitat in the Central Park Ramble. The organization has now grown to include a full-time professional staff that oversees conservation and outreach campaigns in all five boroughs of New York City, but much of our work is still carried out by thousands of dedicated volunteers who share their time and energy with NYC Audubon to help birds.
Leo Wexler-Mann leading partner walk in Riverside Park, Manhattan. Photo: NYC Audubon
Birding Guides and Educators
New York City Audubon employs a friendly and knowledgeable group of naturalists and educators to help New Yorkers discover the city's wildlife and natural areas. Learn about the people who lead our outings and classes.
The NYC Audubon staff gathers on the Kingsland Wildflowers green roof, in Green Point, Brooklyn, in August 2022. Photo: NYC Audubon
Join Our Team
NYC Audubon benefits from a passionate and talented corps of professional staff, volunteers, and educators, under the guidance of a board of directors dedicated to accomplishing our mission to protect birds and their habitats. Though we are a small organization, we are always looking to improve our communal skillset and bring new voices into the fold, with an eye towards better reflecting the diverse community of New York City.